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01 February 2019
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POPI: To opt in or opt out: a guide

Introduction Previous legislation and regulations prior to the arrival of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) in 2013 required organisations undertaking electronic direct marketing in South Africa to provide the opportunity for recipients to unsubscribe from further communications…
25 January 2019
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How unions will respond to AI

Robotics, automation and artificial intelligence are transforming everything from retail to banking and the provision of medical care. Along with the emergence of Big Data and the Internet of Things, the way we live and the way we do work are in for some very big changes. Historically,…
01 January 2019

Governance matters for POPI and PAIA Act Compliance

The foundation of good governance lies in assigning responsibilities for activities that will contribute to effective governance. It is no different for establishing governance mechanisms for laws such as the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) and the Promotion of Access to Information…
18 December 2018
Skills Development

Performance Management and Monitoring

The ability to phone, email, write an essay, take a picture or work on a spreadsheet, at any time or place, on a device small enough to fit in your pocket has changed the way we “work” and with it the process of performance management. Mobile phones, tablet devices, laptops, and myriads of quick to…

Top 20 Health-Check Questions for POPI Act* Compliance

01 Dec 2018 Legislation
Almost all organisations are faced with the challenge of achieving and maintaining compliance with the POPI Act. This handy Self-Assessment allows you to…

The Modern Workplace: A Cross-Generational Discussion

25 Nov 2018 Leadership
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In today’s workplace it has become common for people from three different generations to work simultaneously together. The most prominent of which are: Baby…

Top 10 Tips For Popi Act Compliance Checklist

01 Nov 2018 Legislation
What you need to do to become and remain POPI Act compliant.
POPI ACT: Protection of Personal Information Act No.4 of 2013

Turning the POPI Act into a benefit not a burden: the Case of Downes Murray International

01 Oct 2018 Legislation
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Most of us would probably agree that the last thing most companies need, particularly when it comes to fundraising, is more red tape, complex rules and legal…

10 Steps To POPI Act Compliance Checklist

01 Oct 2018 Legislation
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Almost all organisations are faced with the challenge of achieving and maintaining compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 of 2013…

The Facebook debacle – maybe it’s time to take the PoPI Act seriously?

25 Sep 2018 Legislation
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The revelations of Mark Zuckerberg’s congress hearing on 11 April 2018 put the spotlight on privacy restrictions and the value of one’s personal data. However,…

Automation, looming threat or a blessing in a disguise?

10 Sep 2018 Skills Development
In our modern, globalised economy, businesses are under more pressure than ever to differentiate, evolve and adapt to stay relevant. From Finance to Sales and…

Personal protection of information starts with you

01 Sep 2018 Legislation
The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act has been imminent for some years, and was finally signed into law in November 2013. In principle, the…

Women in the Workplace, Where to from #metoo

29 Aug 2018 Leadership
In modern democratic South Africa progress has been made towards gender representation however, we still have a long way to go. Recent statistics from StatsSA…

Are you POPI compliant?

02 Aug 2018 Legislation
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So where is the “stick and carrot” for POPI? Think about how broad the definition of “personal information” can be: customers, beneficiaries, employees,…

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